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posted on October 14th, 2012 at 08:00 PM



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posted on October 14th, 2012 at 09:03 PM



Your lovin' the 'cuttin' shit up' part of the project aren't ya Morgs? :lol:



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posted on October 15th, 2012 at 01:10 AM



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posted on October 15th, 2012 at 08:27 AM



still looks heavy.lol
start talkin to you brothers again ,you'll proberly have it finished in a couple of weeks.




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posted on October 17th, 2012 at 12:06 AM



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still looks heavy.lol



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looking good guys . keep at it



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posted on October 19th, 2012 at 08:33 PM



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posted on October 19th, 2012 at 09:59 PM



Nice one, I love this part of the build:tu::tu::tu:



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posted on October 19th, 2012 at 10:07 PM



still look heavy.lol
good to see you are hittting it hard.
come on keep going.and keep the pic's coming.




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posted on October 19th, 2012 at 10:31 PM



And then?



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posted on October 20th, 2012 at 06:53 AM



yep, keep the pics coming Morgan & Ben, looking good.
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posted on October 20th, 2012 at 08:36 AM



Looks great....perfect place for that kind of work too
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posted on October 20th, 2012 at 10:40 AM



Yeh the facilities aren't half bad!!!



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posted on October 20th, 2012 at 11:03 AM



Good work Morgie.
How much are you planning to lift the rear assembly?




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posted on October 20th, 2012 at 02:30 PM



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In the interest of conversation, and I don't mean to hijack your build thread Morgan.... But I have a question.

I know this is accepted practice and all, but can someone give me actual data to prove this is a good idea?

As in.... Back to back comparison as to whether 60 foot times, stability or better lights have resulted from this mod?

I have a new pan coming together for the POS in prep for the new bus trans.... I have to narrow the torsion housing, but I'm unsure if I should lift the torsion while I'm there.




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posted on October 20th, 2012 at 03:38 PM



My thinking is, it gets the centre of gravity lower to the ground but with standard suspention. With swing axel there is no negitive camber so more tyre on the ground (thats why my rear is so high). Can anyone else add to that???

Today there was more choppy choppy

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Narrowed 6", should be ready to weld back on 4" higher by tonight




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posted on October 20th, 2012 at 05:36 PM



Lower CG has to make it more stable and it looks good too
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posted on October 20th, 2012 at 06:00 PM



That too!!!!! Top end stability



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posted on October 20th, 2012 at 06:40 PM



The reason I brought this up is that some time ago, I remember hearing that Nick Economo (sp) from Vollkomen Art said his "Junka" actually sixty foot better than his blue bug.... Both have narrowed rear suspension, but the Junka didn't have a torsion raise... He just used a trans raise.... Interesting ideas I reckon.



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posted on October 20th, 2012 at 06:49 PM



other than that were they exactly identicle???? Not a good comparison if they wernt.



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I've always wanted to do it Humpty, the PRA super street cars seem to do alright and it looks awsome

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posted on October 20th, 2012 at 07:10 PM



damm, looks like i missed one!!!!!!



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posted on October 20th, 2012 at 07:49 PM



Yeah I know Ben.... Totally agree with you on that one.... Those cars were not exactly the same..... It's just that I'd like to not have to get into cutting up my pan, if there is other ways to do it.... I also totally agree with you Morgan... They look the shiz.... And they do run nice and straight..... Having seen many cars in the US (when I lived there many years ago) done this way, I can see they actually do work... Just wanting to see the options.... I'm wondering if dogleg spring plates and a conventional tranny lift would do the same thing?.... But then I guess the geometry will be different... The spingplate pivot point will be different, which might have an adverse effect....

Then again.... Maybe I'm over thinking all this. :crazy:

As usual Morgs.... You are doing an amazing job.... And Ben is help with the heavy lifting.... :D Look forward to the next installment!




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posted on October 20th, 2012 at 09:05 PM



He actully let me cut something today:lol::lol::lol::lol:

Stop thinking and get the grinder out FFS:lol::lol::lol:




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posted on October 20th, 2012 at 09:45 PM



I hav'nt broken a gear box since I did mine , Dave was getting sick of changing crown wheel & pinions for me .
Last tranny broke first meeting out . I only wish I narrowed it a little now , but I pushed the wheels in as much I could , check out
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posted on October 20th, 2012 at 10:38 PM



I just noticed the amount of the lift happening here..... For fecks sake Morgs!!!!!??? :smilegrin:



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posted on October 21st, 2012 at 09:01 PM



Looking good morgie!! Looks like thirsty work watching you do the hard yards!! Lol



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posted on October 22nd, 2012 at 08:26 AM



good work boy's.maybe drink alittle less so it stay's straight.:crazy::crazy::crazy::crazy:



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